Waking up in a sunny Scotland was a pleasant surprise for day two of our trip in Edinburgh! With a constant and jam packaged itinerary, today was bound to be full of excitement…

On this day we jumped in a taxi and headed to the Craiglockhart Campus, which was probably my favourite out of the three we visited! It is home to the Business School and is just situated on the most beautiful (and green!) grounds that I have seen. They were the perfect place to take some outfit photos, so I took advantage and you can see the outfit in this post here. There we had two amazing lecture style chats with two of the PHD students, one about blogging & the other about social media. They left me so refreshed about my blog and reminded me how and why I started. They also made me very excited for the future of Thumbelina Lillie. The building is also a cathedral where church can be held and you can also get married. & guess what? It’s BEAUTIFUL! A very pretty place for a wedding indeed!

We had some spare time in the afternoon so after another amazing lunch spread put on by the University, we headed into the centre of town for a look around the shops. Middlesbrough doesn’t have a wide variety of shops so our first stop was Jo Malone, followed by Space NK, Anthropologie & Oliver Bonas. There was so much I could have popped into my basket but I held back! We stopped by at Bibi’s for something sweet to eat and I could of eyed up their cakes and macarons all day – they looked incredible and so many delicious sounding flavours! 

After a few hours of exploring the city, watching street performers and my first hand at public vlogging (yes, that happened), we headed to Le Monde near The Dome for our evening meal. The bar and restaurant is definitely one for the young-business type of folk with it’s classy yet edgy decor. We were sat at a huge round booth table and given the cocktail menu, I opted for a Goodnight Kiss with Disaronno, Moet and Strawberry syrup – delicious! For the food I played it safe with a burger (I know, I know, no salad either!) and it was beautiful and on the large side which was a lovely surprise! I definitely had room for a little dessert…

Afterwards we headed to something that I was super excited for and it totally did not live down to my expectations but the only thing is, I can’t say much about it! After a lovely evening stroll through the town, Dr Knox’s Enigma was our destination. It is basically a live escape game with a hint of The Crystal Maze. You and your team are told a story before you head into a room where you are locked in. In that room there are clues situated everywhere alongside puzzles and riddles that you have to solve before 60 minutes runs out. We amazingly solved the entire game and finished with 6 minutes to spare! It was SO much fun and I’ll definitely be looking for similar activities all around the UK! Definitely a place to visit if you are ever in Edinburgh! 

To finish the night off, when we got back to the accommodation we pushed all the sofas together, covered them in duvets, shot our Edinburgh Napier onesies on and cuddled up with sweets and crips for a good ol’ chat. It made me realise the aspects of moving away to University that I have missed, I would love to be surrounded by people I love 24/7 and have cute nights in like this on the regular! 

Make sure you come back to catch the final instalment of this little series of my trip to Edinburgh! Have you ever been shopping in Edinburgh? They have some incredible spots! Is Edinburgh somewhere that’s on your travel-to list?

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*This trip was paid for by Edinburgh Napier University. All opinions are completely honest & are my own.  

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